The much-anticipated PeopleAsia magazine’s Women of Style and Substance 2018 awards night was “crazy” grand at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig City with the theme taken from the book and blockbuster film Crazy Rich Asians. The well-attended gathering was filled with Manila’s most accomplished individuals from various sectors. This year’s outstanding list of WSS awardees include Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, Singaporean
Ambassador Kok Li Peng, broadcast journalist Zen Hernandez, Go Negosyo adviser Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar, Kaayo’s Marga Nograles, BPI Foundation’s Maricris San Diego, singer Morissette, Miss Universe-Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray, media executive Tootsy Angara, Advance Paper Corp. founder Connie Haw, Age Defying Solutions’ Aiza Diuco and Togetech’s Jessica Palmiano.
A-listers, politicians, personalities and celebrities dazzled and sparkled in their most forward fashion. It was a “stylecrazy” night where the stars were aligned and everyone was dressed for the occasion. Some were subtle and some severe, but whatever direction the pendulum of fashion swung, they were the perfect exposition of styling.
Beyond the luxurious textures and breathtaking blings, a look wouldn’t really be complete without the personality. It brings life to the clothes and soul to the art of dressing. To quote awardee Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, “I can only say that I am flattered to be again alongside other women who also believe that style should never be independent of substance. In fact, it should be indicative of it.”
Multiple Choice captures the glittering scene at this year’s Women of Style and Substance. A sight to behold of who’s who and what they were wearing. All dressed their precious best like the bright stars illuminating the dark night sky. *
Tootsy Angara in Rajo Laurel. Tourism Secretary Berna RomuloPuyat in Inno Sotto.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar (in Randy Ortiz) with their daughter Emma.
Marga Nograles in a Maureen Disini gown and Nicole Whisenhunt earrings.
Joanne Rae Ramirez in Francis Libiran and earrings from Miladay.
Miss UniversePhilippines 2018 Catriona Gray in Val Taguba.
Linda Ley in Rajo Laurel.
Pinky Tobiano in a Guo Pei gown and bag by Gabriela Hearst.
Zen Hernandez. Ginggay HontiverosMalvar in Vittorio. Maricris San Diego in Mich Araullo. Morissette in Paolo Blanco. (From left) Rita Lim, Amelia Ting, Joan Lim, Linda Yu, Ruby Chua, Duday Tuason, Yoli Ayson and Merci Padolina.
Jessica Palmiano in Mark Bumgarner. Hera Geriene in Dobie Aranda.
Trish Sotto in Joel Escober. Photos by JESSE BUSTOS and JOEY VIDUYA
Connie Haw in Rhett Eala.
Liza Ilarde in an H&M cape, Mango top, Kate Spade skirt and bag.
Singaporean Ambassador Kok Li Peng.
Renato and Maritess Enriquez.
Aiza Diuco in Lloyd Arceo.
Junjun Ablaza and Czarina Ablaza-Syquia.
Guatemala Consul Mellie Ablaza.